Originally Posted by JimVonBaden
Sorry man, that is pretty weak stuff, presented by companies with a vested interest in their perspective, and for a profit on the second one.
I see no definitive proof that there is any "wikking", or that the use of string plugs is dangerous in comparrison to other methods.
True, the second link is from the company I used to work for. It is a series of training videos availible as a reference to the salesforce and customers.
However the first link is to the Rubber Manufacturers Association. A non-profit board of big wigs in the tire business. My Uncle is actually on their advisory board.
Chose to beleive whatever you will, but please realize that string repairs are a temporary fix. Intended to merely get you back to civilization and a location where the tire can be properly repaired.